DescriptionWill Rogers, John Ringling, and assorted Signatures on Large Card. One page, 8.5" x 11.8", card stock sheet, np, nd. This is either a birthday card or a sign in sheet for a party, for Colonel W. Scott. It is hard to say what the function was; all we see is a small inscription reading, "For Col. W. Scott, with best wishes from-" The card is signed by 31 individuals from all walks of life. Most notable are: Will Rogers, famous humorist.
John Ringling, the most successful of the Ringling Brothers, (he was responsible for combining Barnum and Bailey's Circus with Ringling Brothers Circus to create a huge monopoly on the circus industry).
Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Landis was baseball's first commissioner, and helped to restore some respect to the league after the Black Sox scandal of 1919.
George M. Cohan, is probably the most honored American entertainer; among many other things, he was called the father of the musical comedy.
William H. Hays was the man responsible for the Hays Production Code that instituted early censorship in Hollywood.
Dewolf Hopper, best known for his recitations of Casey at the Bat. Hopper would make a living reciting this poem. A wonderful group of characters on one sheet!
The document is in very fine condition; all signatures appear in pencil and are very clear and free of smudges. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.
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